WordPress is applying to Google Season of Docs 2021

This year, WordPress will again apply for the Season of Docs.

What is the Season of Docs?

The Season of Docs is a Google program. It offers open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. projects an opportunity to improve their documentation. The program also offers technical writers the opportunity to contribute to these open source projects and improve their technical writing skills.

Previous WordPress participations in the Season of Docs

WordPress participated in the 2020 edition of Season of Docs. Two projects were selected for this edition:

The contributors to these projects have made outstanding efforts to achieve them, and the completion of these projects is already having a positive impact on overall WordPress documentation (read WordPress Documentation Style Guide – Google Season of Docs 2020 Project Report).

Who is involved?

At this stage, I am the only person involved as the WordPress organization administrator.

What do we need right now?

To participate in Season of Docs 2021, we need:

  • Projects: (a post will be published soon on the blog to collect project ideas)
  • Mentors: mentors are not required for the 2021 Season of Docs. However, it is very helpful for technical writers to have someone with experience with WordPress and its documentation to provide assistance when needed
  • A backup organization administrator: the organization administrator manages the organization’s participation in the Season of Docs. The administrator role consists in:
    • Being the liaison between Google and the program participants in the organization.
    • Providing regular updates to Google about the progress of the organization participation.
    • Taking care of all the paperwork related to the organization’s participation in the program.

It is therefore ideal to have a backup administrator who can help the first one, and if necessary, can take the lead in case of unavailability.

I live in Benin, in the UTC+1 time zone. It would be ideal to have a backup administrator who lives in a timezone far from mine (more or less).
If you are interested in being a backup administrator, please let me know in the comments of this post.


Here are some links to learn more about the Season of Docs: